Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Friday, April 14— about your Seattle Seahawks.
Tariq Woolen Named Senior Bowl Defensive Rookie of the Year
In the 2022 NFL Draft, Seattle selected University of Texas-San Antonio cornerback Tariq Woolen in the fifth round, in part thanks to an electrifying week as a Senior Bowl participant. Now, he’s being honored as the 2022 Senior Bowl Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Last offseason, Woolen set himself apart in the Draft class after a record-breaking week in Mobile. After registering the highest MPH (22.45) of any player, the speedy 6-foot-4 corner flashed plenty of potential all week against the best wideouts in the 2022 class.
A rookie season can be a tough adjustment for players, but Woolen's growth and production throughout the season was undeniable. In 17 games, Woolen contributed 63 tackles, six interceptions (tied for first in the NFL), 16 pass deflections (T-4th) & two fumble recoveries.
Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy, a former Seahawks scout, has been a staunch supporter and believer in Woolen’s abilities.
"He really wants to be good. I spent a lot of time with him. I flew to UTSA and personally gave him his invitee as one of the guys we did that with this year," Nagy said last year. "You can see the measurables on paper - 6-foot-3, 210 whatever - and then you get up on this guy, he seems even bigger. This is a huge human being for that position. And he really wants it. He really wants to be great. So I'm excited to see what they can do with them up there."
Nagy's premonitions turned out to be right, as Woolen goes into year two as one of the league's premier ballhawks.
With a great year to build on, optimism is high regarding Woolen's potential.
Social Post Of The Day
Bobby Wagner surprised a group of Seattle high school students who were at Howard University as part of a week-long HBCU tour.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, details on Bobby Wagner’s surprise visit to Howard University where he met with a group of Seattle students.
Also at Seahawks.com, we continue our position-by-position draft preview with a look at the offensive line.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times: Analysis: How will Seahawks fill RB depth in deep draft class?
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Brent Stecker of Seattle Sports 710AM: Seahawks Draft Profile: GT edge Keion White could be perfect fit.
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